How to Relax Before a Job Interview in 3 Steps

By Todd B Bavol

     Relaxing before going into a big job interview may be incredibly difficult to do. After all, this is one of the most important times for you. If you don't take steps right now to ensure you get this position, you may miss it. The hiring manager may not agree to work with you. You may lose the opportunity to impress them with your skills. Preparing for a job interview can be a challenge, but one of the best things you can do for yourself is just to relax.

#1: Hang Out with Friends

     If the job interview is on Monday, spend Saturday night out with friends. You need some way to cut the ties and stop stressing about it. This is the perfect way to relax and feel good about yourself again. You don't want to talk about the job interview with your friends or obsess over it. Rather, push it to the back of your mind and just have fun on this night.

#2: Focus on Improving You

     To prepare for an interview, you need to do more than to study your resume and gather facts about the company. You also need to put some time into improving the way you look. Get your hair cut. Be sure your clothing fits well. Take some time in the weeks before the interview to get in better shape. Does this mean that your appearance will matter to the hiring manager? Maybe not, but this definitely will boost your confidence. That's something you need heading into a job interview.

#3: Sleep Well the Night Before

     Get to bed on time. Be sure you are getting enough sleep. You want to feel refreshed in the morning. Preparing for a job interview like this is critical because it ensures your mental capacities are at their fullest. You need the break from worrying about it, too.

     When it comes down to it, there are many things to think about as you prepare for a job interview. You do need to freshen up your job skills and be sure that you look great for the hiring manager. However, aside from this, you also need to just be you. After all, once you get the job and get on the floor of the company, they are expecting you to be someone that fits right in. Before you make a mistake during this process, just put your head down, prepare yourself and then relax.

     Todd Bavol is the President and CEO of Integrity Staffing Solutions. Integrity Staffing Solutions is a national staffing firm assisting individuals and corporations in making the right employment fit. To view job openings in Warehouse, Professional and Administrative positions, visit the Integrity Staffing Solutions web site at

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